Archive for the Disaster Response Category

PQMD Members continue to respond to ongoing crises both domestic and abroad

PQMD Members continue to respond to ongoing crises both domestic and abroad This year saw unprecedented events around the globe, borne from both manmade circumstances and natural causes. Disease outbreak, famine, refugee crises and political unrest prompted a robust response from PQMD members this year. Natural disasters,

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Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico 

Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico  It’s been six weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and health needs continue to evolve, ranging from shortages of medical supplies to new and emerging conditions caused by poor sanitation and hygiene. Project HOPE’s emergency response team has been on the

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Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico

Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico Source: CNN (CNN) The plan was to deliver hope. Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating. “I’m really worried about the rain,” Andrea Dunne-Sosa whispers to one of her Project Hope volunteers in Puerto Rico. “We’re only going to be able to get to about 15

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Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh Over 440,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month from Myanmar’s Rakhine state because of brutal and targeted violence. The rapid influx of refugees, many of whom had not been allowed access to

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PQMD Members Responding to Global Crisis Situations

PQMD Members Responding to Global Crisis Situations PQMD members are in the process of mobilizing significant resources in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Given the unique and unprecedented situation unfolding on the island, members are working with both new and long-established partners in order

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PQMD Member Responding to Recent Global Events

PQMD Member World Vision Responding to Recent Global Events PQMD member World Vision is responding to recent flooding in India and the recent earthquake in Sichuan, China. World Vision is responding to flooding in India and the earthquake in China. Several hundred thousand hectares of land was

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PQMD Members Respond to Flooding in Sri Lanka

PQMD Members Respond to Flooding in Sri Lanka Floods and mudslides hit Sri Lanka in late May, killing at least 200 people and displacing thousands. The floods were the worst in Sri Lanka in 14 years and more than 600,000 people remain homeless. Those displaced are at

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PQMD Members Continue Relief Efforts in Nepal and Haiti

PQMD Members Continue Relief Efforts in Nepal and Haiti Early in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti as a strong Category 4 storm, killing almost 900 people, with some areas suffering almost total destruction. In the aftermath of the storm, PQMD members were some of the first

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PQMD Member Project HOPE Warns of Growing Health Crisis as Famine Threatens Nigeria

Project Hope

PQMD Member Project HOPE Warns of Growing Health Crisis as Famine Threatens Nigeria Millwood, VA (April 21, 2017) – Project HOPE says the health and survival of millions of women and children are at stake as famine looms in Nigeria.   Amid growing fears of mass starvation in

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PQMD Members Responding to Famine in East Africa

PQMD Members Responding to Famine in East Africa Drought, failed rains, war, and conflict have left millions of people at risk in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of children are acutely malnourished as a result, and 16 million people are facing the threat

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